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Delaney Dilfer

#16 Delaney Dilfer

HT. 5-10
HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS SCHOOL) Austin, Texas (Vandegrift HS)


High School: 

  • Prepped at Vandegrift High School under head coach Melissa Southall.
  • Finished her senior season with 1,410 assists (10.7/set), 329 digs, 100 kills and 54 aces in 132 sets.
  • Led VHS to back-to-back 6A Region II District 13 Championships in 2017 and 2018, while helping them to a school-record 40 wins in her sophomore campaign.
  • A three-time All-State selection with the Vipers, and a two-time All-Region and All-District honoree.
  • As a four-year letter winner in volleyball, she holds the career and single-season assists record with the Vipers.
  • Academic All-District in all four years of high school.


  • Named Team Captain each year with her club, and in 2018 and 2019 with VHS.
  • Helped her club team – Austin Skyline – to a Regional Championship in 2019


  • Daughter of Trent and Cassandra Dilfer.
  • Has two older sisters, Tori and Maddie, and one younger brother, Trevin (deceased).
  • Her father played collegiate football at Fresno State, before spending 14 years in the NFL where he won a Super Bowl as the starting quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens in 2000.
  • Her mother was a collegiate swimmer at Fresno State.
  • Her sister (Maddie) played volleyball at Notre Dame before transferring to Pepperdine, where she played both indoor and beach.
  • Her other sister (Tori) plays volleyball at Louisville, after starting her career at TCU.
  • Also recruited by Stanford, Arizona State, N.C. State, North Carolina, Loyola Marymount and the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Plans to major in Education at Lipscomb.
  • Favorite movie is Remember the Titans.
  • Favorite book is The Giver.